Connections Cafe

What is Connections Café?

A "pop-up," FREE, fun, welcoming environment to relax and make new friends. All are welcome!

- Enjoy FREE coffee and the opportunity to learn something new! Ask questions and find out about community resources and wellness opportunities.
- FREE cell phone and tablet tech support.
- FREE blood pressure and vital checks.

This event is co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library.

Library Staff at Urbana Adult Education

Library staff will present resources for ESL learning that are available at The Urbana Free Library and online.

Library staff@ Heartland Maker Fest

Join Library staff at the Heartland Maker Fest in Lincoln Square Mall. See maker technology used in the Teen Open Lab as well as the Library's new 3D Printing Service!

Library staff at Imbibe Urbana First Friday Notable Women of Urbana Fashion Show

Join Executive Director Celeste Choate in celebrating First Fridays:
From https://www.facebook.com/events/328263147633689/

"On October's Urbana First Fridays we're celebrating local fashion and badass women. We're talking civic leaders, school teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, hard-working mamas, and more.

Join us for an outdoor fashion show on Main Street from 5:30-6:30 with a reception afterwards in the Cohen Building (136 W Main St). Get to know the women who inspire our town and the designers, stylists, & clothing purveyors that make these women shine.

Read at the Market with The Urbana Free Library

You can visit with Library staff at Read at the Market, a monthly event at Urbana's Market at the Square, located at the corner of Illinois and Vine Streets in downtown Urbana. Enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, learn about programs, services, and what's new on the shelves.

Read at the Market is sponsored by The Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the Market at the Square.

Barnes and Noble Teen Bookfair Supporting The UFL

Teen Bookfest at Barnes and Nobles with trivia, book giveaways, and a 3D printing demo!

Barnes & Noble is located at Marketview Shopping Center, 65 East Marketview Drive, Champaign IL 61820.

Mention The Urbana Free Library and a percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit the Library.

Can't attend? Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support the Library online. Shop September 22 through September 28 and enter the Bookfair ID# 12218228 at checkout.

Library Staff at Urbana Wal-Mart

Library staff will be at the Urbana Wal-Mart to celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month and help community members get their library cards!

A Home of Their Own

View the video "A Home of Their Own" followed by a panel discussion led by Dr. Deirdre Cobb-Roberts.

A CAMPUS HOME OF OUR OWN: Sharing memories of a time at the University of Illinois when African American students were not allowed to live on campus and local black families and the African American community stepped up to help and support these students.

Area archives, including the Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free Library, will present highlights from their holdings.